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12th Feb '17 4:39:28 AM Jallen
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* ''VideoGame/CorpseOfDiscovery'' the main motivation for the PlayerCharacter is the promise of rescue from the alien world and retirement. However each time he completes a mission he blacks out and wakes up for yet another Final Mission with yet another promise.
9th Feb '17 8:02:32 PM jameygamer
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The old beggar in the dungeon promises Aladdin that he'll give him a reward should he go into the Cave of Wonders and fetch the magic lamp for him. When Aladdin brings back the lamp, he says he'll give Aladdin his reward... his ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness eternal reward]].'' Of course, Aladdin manages to get free before the "beggar" (Jafar in disguise) stabs him.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The old beggar in the dungeon promises Aladdin that he'll give him a reward should he go into the Cave of Wonders and fetch the magic lamp for him. When Aladdin brings back the lamp, he says he'll give Aladdin his reward... his ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness eternal reward]].'' Of course, with Abu's help, Aladdin manages to get free before the "beggar" (Jafar in disguise) stabs him.
30th Dec '16 2:32:13 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Sing'', everyone in the city flocks to audition to Buster Moon's singing competition because of the $100,000 prize offered. Except Buster barely has ''1,000''. This isn't trickery or deceit (At first), it's the result of a wayward glass eyeball hitting a few extra zeros on the keyboard, and an open window and fan scattering the flyers before Buster could see them. And thus Buster is forced to find a way to raise the money before the contest or his contestants find out.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Sing'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'', everyone in the city flocks to audition to Buster Moon's singing competition because of the $100,000 prize offered. Except Buster barely has ''1,000''. This isn't trickery or deceit (At first), it's the result of a wayward glass eyeball hitting a few extra zeros on the keyboard, and an open window and fan scattering the flyers before Buster could see them. And thus Buster is forced to find a way to raise the money before the contest or his contestants find out.
30th Dec '16 2:31:14 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Sing'', everyone in the city flocks to audition to Buster Moon's singing competition because of the $100,000 prize offered. Except Buster barely has ''1,000''. This isn't trickery or deceit (At first), it's the result of a wayward glass eyeball hitting a few extra zeros on the keyboard, and an open window and fan scattering the flyers before Buster could see them. And thus Buster is forced to find a way to raise the money before the contest or his contestants find out.
27th Dec '16 7:04:08 AM MiddleEighth
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*Discovered at the very end of ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. The four had been told by the gods that if they were part of the Power Group that brought the Black Tower down, they would get their hearts' desires, which mostly meant being able to take their magic home with them under the most favorable conditions possible. They were also told that even if they weren't part of the right group, if the Black Tower fell they would at least be sent home. However, [[spoiler: they discover they're actually in a giant telepathic {{MMORPG}} and every single thing they were told was a lie. [[BigBad Jeft]] is actually going to use them in other games if they prove suitable, or abandon them on C'hou if not. Revenge will ensue in Keys: The Hard World.]]
9th Dec '16 7:54:49 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "4 branches", during the "Bureau of Doing Stupid Things at the Office" segment, Homestar gets Strong Bad's attention with the promise of free bagels.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Aw, man! This isn't free bagels.\\
'''Homestar:''' No, but it is free...ing Homestar from the water cooler. That's pretty sweet.
22nd Nov '16 8:29:48 PM Vilui
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** In a similar case in 1990's, Pepsi had run TV ads advertising their latest promotion in which customers could accumulate "Pepsi points" from bottle caps and redeem them for various merchandise. The TV ads ended with a kid landing a AV-8 Harrier II jump jet in a school parking lot claiming you needed 7,000,000 points (most merchandise was in the 15-500 range). One person seeing the ad, managed to collect the required amount (in actuality he collected the minimum number of points and sent a certified check for the rest at $.10 a point, which the contest rules allowed) and attempted to claim the fighter jet. Despite this obviously being a joke, the contestant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc sued]] to enforce the offer. The judge ruled the advertisement was obviously a joke, noting, among other things, that the Department of Defense would never allow it to begin with. He attempted an appeal, which was immediately dismissed.

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** In a similar case in 1990's, the 1990s, Pepsi had run TV ads advertising their latest promotion in which customers could accumulate "Pepsi points" from bottle caps and redeem them for various merchandise. The TV ads ended with a kid landing a AV-8 Harrier II jump jet in a school parking lot claiming you needed 7,000,000 points (most merchandise was in the 15-500 range). One person seeing the ad, managed to collect the required amount (in actuality he collected the minimum number of points and sent a certified check for the rest at $.10 a point, which the contest rules allowed) and attempted to claim the fighter jet. Despite this obviously being a joke, the contestant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc sued]] to enforce the offer. The judge ruled the advertisement was obviously a joke, noting, among other things, that the Department of Defense would never allow it to begin with. He attempted an appeal, which was immediately dismissed.
3rd Nov '16 1:06:57 PM StFan
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* In "ThePiedPiperOfHamelin", the town offers a handsome reward for ridding them of the rats. When the piper succeeds flawlessly, they flatly refuse to pay him and boot him out of the town. It [[InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers turns out pretty badly]] for them.

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* In "ThePiedPiperOfHamelin", "Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin", the town offers a handsome reward for ridding them of the rats. When the piper succeeds flawlessly, they flatly refuse to pay him and boot him out of the town. It [[InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers turns out pretty badly]] for them.



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--> '''Kid:''' Uh, we were to understand there'd be pie and punch?
--> '''Kyle:''' There isn't any.
--> '''Kid:''' Oh.
** So the kids leave.

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--> '''Kid:''' -->'''Kid:''' Uh, we were to understand there'd be pie and punch?
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punch?\\
'''Kyle:''' There isn't any.
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any.\\
'''Kid:''' Oh.
** So
Oh.\\
''[so
the kids leave.leave...]''



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* In Ark Warriors by ''WebOriginal/{{Qem-95}}'', Qem tells Malcolm that there will be 10 gallons of alchahol waiting for him in the staff room if he recives a fraction of the Okanima. Of course, there is no alchahol.

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* In Ark Warriors ''Ark Warriors'' by ''WebOriginal/{{Qem-95}}'', WebAnimation/Qem95'', Qem tells Malcolm that there will be 10 gallons of alchahol alcohol waiting for him in the staff room if he recives receives a fraction of the Okanima. Of course, there is no alchahol.alcohol.






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23rd Oct '16 6:06:38 PM Gingerkitteh
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** In a similar case in 1990's, Pepsi had run TV ads advertising their latest promotion in which customers could "Pepsi points" from bottle caps and redeem them for various merchandise. The TV ads ended with a kid landing a AV-8 Harrier II jump jet in a school parking lot claiming you needed 7,000,000 points (most merchandise was in the 15-500 range). One person seeing the ad, managed to collect the required amount (in actuality he collected the minimum number of points and sent a certified check for the rest at $.10 a point, which the contest rules allowed) and attempted to claim the fighter jet. Despite this obviously being a joke, the contestant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc sued]] to enforce the offer. The judge ruled the advertisement was obviously a joke, noting, among other things, that the Department of Defense would never allow it to begin with. He attempted an appeal, which was immediately dismissed.

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** In a similar case in 1990's, Pepsi had run TV ads advertising their latest promotion in which customers could accumulate "Pepsi points" from bottle caps and redeem them for various merchandise. The TV ads ended with a kid landing a AV-8 Harrier II jump jet in a school parking lot claiming you needed 7,000,000 points (most merchandise was in the 15-500 range). One person seeing the ad, managed to collect the required amount (in actuality he collected the minimum number of points and sent a certified check for the rest at $.10 a point, which the contest rules allowed) and attempted to claim the fighter jet. Despite this obviously being a joke, the contestant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc sued]] to enforce the offer. The judge ruled the advertisement was obviously a joke, noting, among other things, that the Department of Defense would never allow it to begin with. He attempted an appeal, which was immediately dismissed.
21st Oct '16 8:38:30 PM Unicorndance
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A character, usually an antagonist, promises another character, usually the hero, a reward if they can complete some task for them. This can be anything from fame, to riches, to women, to baked desserts, or pretty much anything generally considered desirable.

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A character, usually an antagonist, promises another character, usually the hero, a reward if they can complete some task for them. This can be anything from fame, to riches, to women, anything to do with a LoveInterest, to baked desserts, or pretty much anything generally considered desirable.
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